Lenten Devotion 20 3.19.2020

1 Corinthians 12:14-20
 
 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
 
There is a Chinese parable I want to share with you today.
 
One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air. “What are you doing?” asked the elephant. The hummingbird replied, “I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall.” The elephant laughed cruelly. “Do you really think,” he said, “that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?” The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose as he replied, “Not alone. But each must do what he can. And this is what I can do.”
 
We all have an important part to play in this world, and God has given you gifts to accomplish these tasks. However, none of us have all of the gifts; we need to rely on others to help us where we fall short. Sometimes life gets over whelming and very difficult, please know you are not alone. Together we are the church and will get through all these trials together. If you feel like you need help, reach out to your brothers and sisters, we are here for each other. If we continue to support each other we can do anything, we can even keep the sky from falling!

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